Highlands Ranch, CO (June 5, 2020) – On a cloudy afternoon among partners South Metro Fire Rescue Authority and OZ Architecture, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) broke ground on the South Metro Fire Rescue Station 20 project.
Designed to house four firefighters and one fire engine, Station 20 will be a 8,100-square-foot new community fire station.
South Metro’s 30th fire station, Station 20 will reduce response times, projecting the station to respond to 600 and 1,000 calls in the first year. The 1.4-acre site is in close proximity to the Backcountry Wilderness Area — 8,200 acres of open space bordering the southern edge of Highlands Ranch — which typically experiences brush fires in the hot summer months. Only 640 feet from the closest neighbor, and in close proximity to water infrastructure, community coordination is an important part of AP’s project planning.
On track to complete in early 2020, the new station will have seven bedrooms, 2 apparatus bays, a dayroom, fitness area, 2 laundry rooms, kitchen, offices and basement to store wildland gear. Five storage rooms are designed to store bunker gear, EMS supplies, station supplies, tools and outdoor yard tools.
“It’s an honor to be a part of what this fire station will offer,” says Senior Project Manager Chad Jelinek. “Building facilities that keep communities safer and more prepared is what makes this work worthwhile.”
This new station is a commitment that South Metro Fire Rescue made to Highlands Ranch as part of its inclusion into the Fire Authority.